Tech Tip : “Windows key” shortcuts

July 24th, 2020
Tech Tip : “Windows key” shortcuts

This month’s tech tip covers the many shortcuts of the Windows key! (Located between Ctrl and Alt on the bottom left hand corner of your keyboard.)

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We all know pressing the windows button opens our start menu, but it can do much, much more than just that.

Win + E Opens File Explorer/Windows Explorer folder icon
Win + D Shows your desktop, hitting this combination again, brings back all your windows.
Win + Left Arrow Snaps the current window to the left side of the monitor it is currently on See below
Win + Right Arrow Snaps the current window to the right side of the monitor it is currently on. See below
Win + Down Arrow Minimizes the current window you have selected
Win + Up Arrow Maximizes the current window you have selected
Win + Shift + Left/Right Arrow Moves the currently selected window from one monitor to another, depending on which arrow you use.
Win + Tab Opens all current windows in such a way that allows you to see a preview of each window.

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For Example:

Using the Win + Left/Right arrows

Before:

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After Win + Left Arrow:

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Bonus: If you have multiple windows, you can choose what window will take up the rest of the screen by just clicking on it here:

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This is what the end result would look like:

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This tip is great for multitasking or when you only have one monitor.

Tech Tip Provided By:
Mitch Macuga, Field Service Technician
Center for Computer Resources


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